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HFPA LOSES GOLDEN GLOBES SUIT AGAINST DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Where was Ricky Gervais when you really needed him? On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lost its lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions, which, it claimed, had no right to peddle the Golden Globes awards show to NBC and negotiate a deal with the network without its approval. DCP is widely credited with building the […]

CBS’S MOONVES WOULD HAVE PAID MORE THAN NBC FOR GLOBES

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a court filing, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has submitted a transcript of a deposition by CBS Chairman Les Moonves in which he said that he had informed HFPA President Philip Berk that he was prepared to pay $25 million over five years for rights to the Golden Globes Awards. “It was an opening […]

GERVAIS VOWS TO POUR ON INSULTS AT GOLDEN GLOBES

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you thought that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association extracted a promise from Ricky Gervais that he would tone down his remarks about celebrities, the HFPA, and movies in general, you thought wrong. In a Twitter post, Gervais indicated that he was even reluctant to accept the offer to return as host of the Golden […]

GERVAIS INVITED TO RETURN TO SCENE OF CRIME: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association willing to let bygones be bygones, but the group, which stages the annual Golden Globes Awards, has invited Ricky Gervais to host the show for the second year in a row. Trade reports indicated that the vote was far from unanimous and that the members bowed to […]

GOLDEN GLOBES GROUP SUES FORMER PUBLICIST

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais may have made similar allegations against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the Golden Globes ceremony last month with impunity, but the HFPA is not going to take charges of wrongdoing from its former publicist lying down. On Monday it filed suit against Michael Russell and partner Stephen LoCascio for comments made by […]

GERVAIS HINTS HE MAY BE BACK AS GOLDEN GLOBES HOST

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s hard to tell whether Ricky Gervais was serious — is he ever serious? — when he said on his “Golden Globes Diary” website this week that he had been invited back to host the Golden Globes Awards for a third time by the show’s organizers. “I don’t think I should,” he said. “I don’t […]

HFPA MEMBER COMMITS SUICIDE ON EVE OF GLOBES AWARDS

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Max B. Miller, a longtime member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, the day after the HFPA’s Golden Globe awards. Although the apparent suicide was eerily reminiscent of the death of another HFPA member after he was ousted from the group in 2005, friends […]

GERVAIS: “I DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME”

January 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais insists that he is not concerned about the negative reaction from members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to his stinging jokes during Sunday night’s Golden Globe presentations. In remarks taped for airing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Gervais says, “It’s not my job to worry about what people think of me, that’s […]

GERVAIS: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday responded to the criticism leveled against him by Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following Gervais’s performance on Sunday as host of the HFPA’s Golden Globes, in which he managed to insult half of Hollywood, including the HFPA and Berk personally (“I just had to help him off […]

GERVAIS: “EVERYONE TOOK IT WELL”

January 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais maintained Monday that his one-hour absence from the Golden Globes podium during Sunday’s telecast had been planned. Responding to speculation that he might have been threatened with dismissal by producers of the show if he didn’t tone down his remarks, Gervais said, “I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just […]

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